Mexico City, 15 December 2022 (TDI): Mexico is all set to host the North American Leaders Summit (NALS) on January 9, 2023. Teams from the United States (US) and Canada have reached Mexico City for the planning and preparation of the summit.
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The meeting, colloquially known as the “Three Amigos Summit,” will be the 10th session of the NALS. The last session was held in Washington in 2021.
The summit aims to enhance cooperation across a wide range of areas, including economic competitiveness, regional security, and climate change.
It will also provide an opportunity for countries to discuss commercial matters relating to the US, Mexico & Canada Agreement (USMCA).
United States President, Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau will travel to Mexico City to attend the summit. The President of Mexico, López Obrador, will hold bilateral meetings with both dignitaries.
In this vein, López stated, “Both are coming, but it’s being suggested that there would be a bilateral meeting first with the United States, who are the ones asking for this meeting.”
“There will be another bilateral with Canada. And then the summit, here, the host will be Mexico City,” he confirmed.
About North American Leaders Summit
The North American Leaders’ Summit (NALS), sometimes called the “Three Amigos Summit,” is the trilateral summit between the Prime Minister of Canada, the President of Mexico, and the President of the US.
The summits were first convened as part of the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP), a continent-level discussion. The discussions are still continuing in the form of NALS.
The most recent NALS session was hosted by US President Joe Biden on November 18, 2021, at the White House in Washington.
Today, I hosted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador for a North American Leaders’ Summit. We’re committed to providing a better future for our people and creating the conditions for prosperity, sustainability, and security. pic.twitter.com/JsfUkvMVVJ
— President Biden (@POTUS) November 19, 2021
It is pertinent to note that this was the first summit held after a five-year hiatus, with Canada hosting it in 2016. No formal summit was conducted during the tenure of former US President Donald Trump.
The three leaders and their teams met in a series of bilateral and trilateral talks to discuss issues ranging from the COVID-19 pandemic response to crucial North American supply linkages.